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Japanese destroyer Yoizuki
Yoizuki
Career (Japan) Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Yoizuki
Builder: Uraga Dock Company
Laid down: 25 August 1943
Launched: 25 September 1944
Completed: 31 January 1945
Commissioned: 31 January 1945, 11th Destroyer Squadron
Struck: 5 October 1945
Fate: Transferred to China, 29 August 1947
Career (Republic of China) Republic of China Navy Jack
Name: Fen Yang
Acquired: 29 August 1947
Commissioned: February 1949, Training Fleet
Struck: 1963
Fate: Scrapped, 1963
General characteristics
Class & type: Akizuki-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,700 long tons (2,743 t) standard
3,700 long tons (3,759 t) full load
Length: 134.2 m (440 ft 3 in)
Beam: 11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)
Draft: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 4 × Kampon type boilers
2 × Parsons geared turbines
2 × shafts, 50,000 shp (37 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Range: 8,300 nmi (15,400 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Complement: 263
Armament: • 8 × 100 mm (4 in)/65 cal DP guns
• Unknown × 25 mm AA guns (3×7 + 1×up to 40)
• 4 × 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes
• 16 × Type 93 torpedoes
• 54 × Type 95 depth charges

Yoizuki (宵月?) was an Akizuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Moon Visible as Day Joins Evening". She was commissioned too late to see action in World War II.

In March, 1946, Yoizuki was used to transport over 1,000 Formosans, Filipinos and Japanese prisoners of war from Sydney, Australia. The conditions aboard ship and the obvious distress of the repatriates prompted controversy in Australia.

On 29 August 1947, Yoizuki was turned over to the Republic of China. Renamed CNS Fen Yang, she was scrapped in 1963.

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